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th of February, 1864, and shed lustre on the Confederate troops engaged. At Jacksonville, Florida, on the 7th of February, the enemy landed a considerable force of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, which was increased by further arrivals on the 8th. General Finegan, with his well-known energy, immediately issued all necessary orders for the concentration of his scattered troops, and lost no time in notifying General Beauregard of the emergency. From Jacksonville the enemy, unhindered, presstion without a competent major-general. G. T. Beauregard. The next day he wrote as follows to General Gilmer: Charleston, S. C., April 10th, 1864. Major-Genl. J. F. Gilmer, Comdg. Savannah, Ga.: My dear General,—Your favor of the 8th inst. has been received. I fully appreciate the views therein expressed, which are correct, but of difficult execution under present circumstances. With regard to General M., I am aware of the objections to him, but my fear was to fare worse. Yo
eston, S. C., Dec. 13th, 1864. To his Excellency President Jefferson Davis, Richmond, Va.: (Confidential.) Sir,—I arrived here, on my way to Savannah, on the evening of the 7th, and remained until the following afternoon, to obtain information relative to the present condition of this Department. The Second and Third Subdistricts, embracing Charleston and its defences, were reported to me short of provisions and ammunition for a siege. I arrived at Pocotaligo during the night of the 8th, and after spending several hours in conference with General Jones as to the state of affairs in that vicinity, I proceeded to Savannah, arriving there on the morning of the 9th. General Jones informed me that, after collecting all that could be safely spared from the other points in the District of South Carolina, his forces consisted of about five thousand five hundred effectives of all arms, of which about three thousand were militia and reserves. Immediately upon my arrival at Savan
ppendix. Owing to unavoidable delays and high-water General Hampton and the cavalry with him could only form a junction with General Hardee, at or near Fayetteville, on the 10th of March, just before the enemy crossed the Cape Fear River, at Cedar Creek, Fayetteville, and Elliott's Ferry, seven miles above. On the 11th the troops under General Bragg were on their way to Goldsboroa from Kinston, where the Federals had been strongly reinforced from Wilmington. They had been beaten, on the 8th, by General Bragg, with Hill's and Hoke's forces, and suffered a loss of about fifteen hundred prisoners and three field-pieces, exclusive of a large number of killed and wounded. It was a creditable affair to the handful of Confederates who took part in it, and we must say that Major-General Cox and the three Federal divisions under him displayed lack of vigor in their resistance. General Hardee now retired towards Averysboroa, leaving a brigade behind Silver Creek, to hold the enemy in
itions taken by him. General Lee's withdrawal from Petersburg. evacuation of Richmond. General Beauregard returns to Greensboroa. Receives despatches from Mr. Davis on the 4th and 5th. goes back to Raleigh on the 7th, and to Smithfield on the 8th. the President urges him to come to Danville. surrender of General Lee's Army. President Davis goes to Greensboroa. General Beauregard awaits him there. interview between them on the 11th. President Davis's despatches of that day. General Bturned, on the 7th, to Raleigh, which was, properly speaking, his headquarters at that time. He was anxious to see and confer with General Johnston about the disastrous events which, from all sides, were now crowding upon the country; and, on the 8th, he started for Smithfield, where he and General Johnston exchanged views. He returned during the same evening to Raleigh. On the day following this telegram, in cipher, was handed to General Beauregard: Danville, April 9th, 1865. Gener
railroads; and he was unwilling that they should put themselves to so much inconvenience on his account. They yielded, therefore, though reluctantly, and on the next morning (May 6th) finally parted from the General, after a most affectionate leave-taking. Four years of toil and dangers, shared together, had cemented between them a friendship which no after-event could possibly impair. General Beauregard and the remainder of his party arrived at Augusta, Ga., during the afternoon of the 8th, after passing through Charlotte, N. C., Rockhill, Newberry, Edgefield, and Hamburg, S. C. He had stopped at Edgefield on the morning of the 7th to pay a parting visit to Governor Pickens, whose residence stood just outside of the town. At the Governor's kind and pressing invitation he and his staff remained there an entire day. General Beauregard prolonged his stay in Augusta several days, for the sake of the rest he so much needed after the fatigue and emotions of the last few weeks.
he fight, and upon an examination, in company with myself, of those works on the 8th and 9th instant. The fire of the enemy was directed chiefly against Fort Sumtth a view to carry out the suggestions contained in your communication of the 8th inst. The Commanding General directs, however, that you will retain Preston's baolly. To the 6th Question.—The enemy was reported at work on the night of the 8th, and opened fire at about 5 o'clock on the morning of the 10th. To the 7th Qulry, artillery, and infantry, which was largely augmented by arrivals on the 8th instant. On the receipt of this intelligence I immediately notified Lieutenant-Cored troops, and despatched telegrams and letters for reinforcements. On the 8th instant the enemy advanced from Jacksonville with great rapidity, in three heavy colon. That force was beaten by General Bragg with Hill's and Hoke's troops on the 8th. J. E. Johnston. Telegram. Raleigh, March 13th, 1865. To Genl. Beau
ling Colquitt's command to reach General Finegan in time to meet and defeat the enemy at Ocean Pond, some thirteen miles in advance of Lake City. In the meanwhile other troops, fast as the means of railroad transportation would enable me, had been despatched to the theatre of war from the works around Charleston and Savannah, and the positions covering the Savannah Railroad. This was done, indeed, to a hazardous degree; but, as I informed the Hon. Secretary of War by telegraph, on the 9th ultimo, I regarded it as imperative to attempt to secure the subsistence resources of Florida. General Finegan was also apprised of these reinforcements on the 11th of February, and instructed to manoeuvre meantime to check or delay the enemy, but to avoid close quarters and unnecessary loss of men. While these reinforcements were en route the enemy again attempted to delay them by a movement with show of force against Whitemarsh Island, near Savannah, and it became a measure of proper prec
they wheeled to the right — about at once and retired; and Graham's battery repulsed the other party advancing on the city. This was done with the loss of thirteen killed and a few wounded of the militia. Petersburg was thus barely saved on the 9th; and the defence was so critical, that I demanded additional forces, and General Beauregard at once reinforced my command with my 26th Virginia, and nine companies of the 34th. It is proper to add here that, before these reinforcements were font of Grant's across Chickahominy and increase of Butler's force render my position here critical. With my present forces I cannot answer for consequences. Cannot my troops sent to General Lee be returned at once? Please submit my letter of 9th instant to President. G. T. Beauregard, General. 2. Swift Creek, Va., June 14th, 1864:8.10 P. M. General R. E. Lee, Army N. Va.: A deserter from the enemy reports that Butler has been reinforced by the 18th and a part of the 10th Army Corps.
the condition of the roads in Middle Tennessee, and also of those districts best able to furnish supplies of provisions and forage for the army. It is now contemplated that the army will cross the river and take up its line of march on the 9th instant, with fifteen days rations. Lee's corps is now on the north side of the river, in front of Florence, two divisions being encamped on Shoal Creek, six or seven miles from that town. Respectfully, your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard, General. General S. Cooper, A. and I.-Genl., Richmond, Va. Careful instructions were given, on the 9th, to Major-General M. L. Smith, Chief-Engineer, by General Beauregard as to the proper mode of protecting the Tennessee River against any attempted passage of the enemy's gunboats. See General Beauregard's letter, in Appendix. The day following he addressed a letter to General Hood, advising him to regulate, by specific orders, the system of scouting then in practice by the commands o
ade in the result of the war! See, in Appendix, General E. Kirby Smith's reasons for not acceding to General Beauregard's call upon him. General Beauregard remained only one day in Charleston; and, as General Hardee was at that time in Savannah, he left on the 8th for the latter place, stopping on his way at Pocotaligo, to confer with Major-General Sam. Jones. He strongly advised the driving back of the enemy from his too close proximity to the Charleston Railroad. At 7 A. M., on the 9th, he reached Savannah. After a careful study of the situation and a full consultation with General Hardee, relative to the defence and possible evacuation of that city, he wrote out the following order and gave it to General Hardee that evening before taking leave of him: Savannah, Dec. 9th, 1864. Lieut.-General W. J. Hardee, Comdg., etc., etc.: General,—It is my desire, after the consultation that has taken place, that you shall hold this city as in your judgment it may be advisabl
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